The BlackBerry Curve is a useful, versatile tool for myriad reasons, thanks to its many features such as a mobile phone, instant messaging capability, a camera, an Internet browser and a day planner. If a BlackBerry user wishes to attempt a repair to the device himself, or simply to see the inside and inner workings of the BlackBerry, the hard case will have to first be removed. A common aftermarket BlackBerry accessory is a rubber or vinyl cover that protects the phone -- this cover will have to be pulled off before the hard case can be accessed for removal.
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Things you need
- Plastic pry tool
- Torx screwdrivers
- Slotted screwdriver
Remove the battery cover on the back of the Curve by pressing on the tab and lifting up. Pull out the battery and SIM card.
Remove the two mounting screws located on the top rear of the BlackBerry under where the battery cover used to be. You will need a No. 5 Torx screwdriver for these screws.
Pry the plastic clip off the bottom of the Curve with your finger or a plastic pry tool.
Loosen the two side panels of the phone using your fingers or a pry tool, starting at the top. The bottoms of the panels will remain attached to the phone for now.
Press the tabs that hold the faceplate in place with a small, slotted screwdriver, and lift. The faceplate will pull off.
Unscrew the two screws located at the bottom front of the phone using a No. 6 Torx screwdriver. This will allow the side rails to come off.
Unscrew the phone's keyboard cover with a No. 6 Torx screwdriver and lift it out of place. Once the keyboard cover is removed, the screen cover will also lift off.
Pull the screen and motherboard away from the back of the case. Your BlackBerry Curve's case is now fully removed.
Tips and warnings
- Removing the central parts of your BlackBerry may void your warranty. If you have a hardware problem, take the phone to a licensed technician.
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